Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit https://www.eciu.net/ Informed debate on energy and climate change. en-GB Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:52:00 +0100 Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:04:41 +0100 US Climate Summit - what to expect https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/us-leaders-climate-summit-what-to-expect Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:52:00 +0100 On Thursday this week, President Biden – just 93 days into his term of office – welcomes 40 heads of government to a Leaders’ Summit on Climate. COVID: emissions drop, but not from land and agriculture. Why? https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/agriculture-and-land-use-emissions-refuse-to-fall Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:30:00 +0000 Emissions from green and pleasant land remain steady Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy – not quite firing on all cylinders https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/industrial-decarbonisation-strategy-not-quite-firing-on-all-cylinders Wed, 17 Mar 2021 14:45:00 +0000 Government strategies were expected to answer serious questions on getting to net zero, does the first hit the spot? Green Homes Grant: timeline and four lessons to be learned https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/green-homes-grant-timeline-four-lessons-to-be-learned Tue, 16 Mar 2021 14:54:00 +0000 What can the Government take away from the Green Homes Grant and apply to its successor, and what should it avoid? Budget 2021: Tackling the green jobs dilemma https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/treasury-still-missing-picture-on-green-jobs Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:16:00 +0000 Despite aims to support jobs, the 2021 Budget failed to tap the potential of green employment Scrapping the Green Homes Grant will see less than 50,000 measures installed https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/scrapping-the-green-homes-grant-will-see-less-than-50-000-measures-installed Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:11:00 +0000 Flagship energy efficiency scheme could see only a fraction of the 600,000 target measures installed, if it is scrapped in March as media reports suggest. Energy bills: getting the balance right https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/rebalancing-energy-bills-and-carbon-prices-what-are-the-options Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:57:00 +0000 Rebalancing levies on energy bills is seen as an enabler of clean heat, what could it look like? What to look for in the Government’s buildings decarbonisation plan https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/what-to-look-for-in-the-governments-buildings-decarbonisation-plan Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0000 Will the long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy deliver? There is more than 'low wind' behind our electricity system woes https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/there-is-more-than-low-wind-behind-our-electricity-system-woes Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:21:00 +0000 A growing number of margin notices are the result of years of slow progress on upgrading the grid No, Net Zero will not ‘cost 10 million jobs’ https://www.eciu.net/blog/2021/no-net-zero-will-not-cost-10-million-jobs Tue, 12 Jan 2021 16:18:00 +0000 Reports of 'staggering' job losses raised eyebrows, but were they right? The road to Glasgow, what to expect in 2021 https://www.eciu.net/blog/2020/the-road-to-glasgow-what-to-expect-in-2021 Tue, 29 Dec 2020 06:00:00 +0000 In 2021, in the context of Covid-19 recovery, we are looking a year ahead to the most important climate change summit since the Paris. This blog outlines the long road to COP26. Climate Ambition Summit 2020: a good start but much more needed in the year to COP26 https://www.eciu.net/blog/2020/climate-ambition-summit-2020-a-good-start-but-much-more-needed-in-the-year-to-cop26 Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:00:00 +0000 This blog explores what happened a the Climate Action Summit 2020, what did it achieve and what happens next?